published by David Loggan, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
mezzotint, circa 1684 (circa 1635-1637)
13 5/8 in. x 9 7/8 in. (345 mm x 252 mm) plate size; 15 1/8 in. x 11 3/8 in. (385 mm x 290 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries, 1984
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- William Laud (1573-1645), Archbishop of Canterbury. Sitter associated with 61 portraits.
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Loggan's address has been rubbed off the impression. Browne may have acquired the plate or impressions from Loggan conceiving it to be a pair to his mezzotint of Thomas Wentworth, Earl of Strafford. Laud and Strafford were loyal to Charles I and were the two most prominent Royalist 'martyrs' of the Civil War. Browne no doubt sold the prints to cash in on the nostalgia for the reign of Charles I.